Funeral cards are an overlooked free genealogical resource. They often contain Birth and Death years and are a substitute for birth and death records (Vital Records). Now they are not a true substitute for vital records but it's a good place to start! To find out what are true Vital Records see Genealogy Without Sources is Mythology
Unfortunately these death records are scattered and there has not been a repository for funeral cards until now. I'm trying to create the best funeral card database on the net. If you have death records such as funeral cards, please give them a home by submitting them to Ancestors At Rest.
Scroll down the page to see funeral cards for George Mount, Amos Martin, Amilia A. Lenz, Sarah Wilsher, Mary ann Mammen, Frederick Rigby, Winnifred Hilda, Martha Carpenter
"Entered into Rest on February 10, 1922, Lydia P., wife of George R. Mount
. Funeral services from her husband's residence, Yardville, N. J., on Monday, Feb. 13, 1922 at twelve o'clock Noon. Interment at Groveville, N. J. Cemetery.
In Loving Remembrance Of Amos Martin
died April 8th 1907 - 68 years old and Bertha L.B. Martin died Dec 13th 1908 - 26 years old. I found these at an lancaster County PA.
Remembrance Card for Amilia A. Lenz
. Done in black with gold lettering, it has 2 poems on it in addition to a Bible and Amilia's date of death. She was only 28 when she passed away.
Sarah Wilsher funeral card. This funeral card for Sarah Wilsher
was found near London England.
Mary Ann Mammen
funeral card. This funeral card for Mary Ann Mammen was found near London England.
funeral card. This funeral card for Frederick Rigby was found near London England.
funeral card. This funeral card for Winifred Hilda was found near London England.
Winifred Hilda funeral card. In Loving Remembrance of "Robert P. Scott". Born
Jan. 29, 1831. Died April 23, 1909. Age 78 years, 2 mos. 21 days. Gone
But Not Forgotten
Martha L. Carpenter Died July 19th 1848 Aged 18 years." NO PICTURE
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If you have a transcription or a photo of death records (cemetery listings, funeral cards, death cards, coffin plates, church records etc) help build this database by submitting your death records
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This Death Records Database is an ongoing project and I have many more funeral cards to add so check back often.